What is Leadership?
There are to many books and videos on this subject, many misleading.
Most of those about Nelson fail despite frequent references to his leadership, to explain why Nelson was a great leader and how his character was moulded.
This painting, one of my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar’ series has never been pubilcly exhibited, a great opportunity for someone.
“Nelson’s Column” at approximately 11.30, Monday, 21st October, 1805; heading for the battle of Trafalgar …
Leadership, to his credit Nelson abhorred the lash and cruelty.
To discover more, try reading “The life of Nelson” by Captain A T Mahan publishes 1897.
The second edition is the best one if you can find it, still one of the best accounts.
My copy was very helpful during my years as ‘Official Artist’ to HMS Victory and I am referring to it now as I prepare a new painting of “Nelson and the Minerve”.
Also insightful for character building and Nelson’s leadership, the new book by Peter Goodwin, “Nelson’s Arctic Voyage’ (ISBN 978-1-4729-5417-6).
I was asked to lecture on “Nelson As A Role Model” which further encouraged my study.
I still have my notes and you can find my paintings on my marine website under “Nelson and Trafalgar”, enjoy.